During the CRIAQ RDV Forum, Audrey Falcucci, CRIAQ’s Director of Corporate Affairs and Special Projects, along with Annie Ross, Associate Director of Training and Research at Polytechnique Montréal, and Stéphanie Lemieux, Founder and CEO of Libellule Monde, both members of CRIAQ’s Board of Directors, announced the creation of a new scholarship program for female aerospace students.

In a context of labour shortage, attracting and retaining talent is more crucial than ever for our industry. At CRIAQ, it is in our DNA to support initiatives aimed at strengthening the training of highly qualified personnel. In fact, one of our strategic axes aims at developing the next generation of innovators to strengthen Quebec’s technological leadership. We are convinced that it is necessary to capitalize on this talent, but also to better retain it. Tomorrow’s air mobility is in the hands of this new generation, so it is important not only to support it, but also to encourage more diversity within our industry.

It is in this context that CRIAQ is proud to announce the creation of a $10,000 program that will award 3 scholarships:

  • Two $1,500 scholarships to attract female undergraduate students.
  • And a $7,000 bursary to encourage a master’s student to pursue her studies.

An essential boost and recognition to support these students who may participate in a future CRIAQ research project and perhaps be hired by one of our industrial partners or pursue a career in research.